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Cabinet approves privatisation of PIA. Cabinet approves privatisation of PIA.
In what was termed as the ‘restructuring’ of the national flag carrier, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved privatisation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), more than two weeks after a related cabinet panel gave the go-ahead to privatise the loss-making airline. The approval was granted during the cabinet’s weekly meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A...
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Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N. Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N.
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to become the acting party president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, well-placed sources in the party have disclosed. According to the sources, the party has called a Central Working Committee meeting in Lahore at PML-N Secretariat on Tuesday, where the party will elect its new acting president and announce the date for the PML-N General Co...
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World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project. World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project.
A $73-million foreign-funded project that Pakistan had undertaken to ensure food security through better planning of water resources is facing execution problems due to lax management by the government. In its latest report on Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project, known as WCAP, the World Bank has again termed the progress towards achievement of the project goals as “mod...
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PM ready to share details of Pakistani troop deployment in Saudi Arabia. PM ready to share details of Pakistani troop deployment in Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the role and responsibilities of every institution have been defined in the Constitution. Speaking to Rehman Azhar, the host of Center Stage on Express News, he said that Pakistani forces are not going to Saudi Arabia to attack anyone, adding that the troops are for training purposes and such deployments have been a regular feature of the last 4...
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Pakistan spent Rs297b on terror war in 10 years. Pakistan spent Rs297b on terror war in 10 years.
In the last 10 years, Pakistan has spent Rs297.3 billion on the war on terror and Rs152.9 billion of this amount has been given to the country’s armed forces under ‘special allocations over and above normal defence budget for security related expenditures’, the Senate was told on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question from Senator Tanvir Khan of the ruling party, the minister for finance p...
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Pakistan wins EU praise for meeting GSP Plus criteria. Pakistan wins EU praise for meeting GSP Plus criteria.
The European Parliament has expressed satisfaction on the progress achieved by Pakistan in enacting new laws and developing new institutions for implementation of 27 core conventions of GSP Plus, according to a press statement released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Commerce. The statement added that the International Committee on International Trade also agreed to deliberate upon the possibilit...
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Army kills two Indian soldiers in retaliation after boy martyred along LoC. Army kills two Indian soldiers in retaliation after boy martyred along LoC.
Pakistan Army has killed two Indian soldiers, moments after a boy was martyred along the Line of Control (LoC). “Pakistan Army troops neutralised Indian post which targeted a minor along LOC. 2 Indian soldiers killed,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday. Earlier today, the military’s media wing posted on twitter that the eight-year-old boy was martyred by Indian troops...
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Repatriation of Afghan refugees key to terror eradication: Gen Qamar. Repatriation of Afghan refugees key to terror eradication: Gen Qamar.
While claiming that Pakistan does not have any organised presence of terror outfits on its soil, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Afghan refugees’ repatriation is the key to eradication of terrorism from the region. “Today I can say with pride and conviction that there are no organised camps on our side of the border. However, presence of terrorists of various hues and colours cann...
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Army kills five Indian soldiers after school van targeted along LoC. Army kills five Indian soldiers after school van targeted along LoC.
Hours after a school van was targeted in Battal sector along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani forces retaliated and destroyed an Indian Army check post, killing five soldiers and injuring several others on Thursday. A statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the Pakistani troops targeted the same check post from where the school van was attacked in Tatta Pani (hot spr...
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Lodhran by-poll: Sharif surprised by ‘unthinkable victory’. Lodhran by-poll: Sharif surprised by ‘unthinkable victory’.
Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has termed his party’s victory in the Lodhran by-election ‘unthinkable’, indicating that the poll result was not just unpredictable for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as well. “This unthinkable result is a victory of our efforts to restore the sanctity of vote. People are responding to our efforts ot...
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